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Committee interviews 5 candidates for president Replacement to be announced June 1, hopes Board of Trustees Five candidates have been interviewed to replace President Jo Ann Gora. Wayne Estopinal, presidential search committee leader and Board of Trustee member, said the candidates were interviewed for about 90 minutes each and the committee has a “short list.” Estopinal could not disclose how many candidates are on the short list, but said it has not been narrowed down to one. He described them as “inspiring and accomplished.” “The committee was very pleased with the quality and dialogue,” Estopinal said. “[It was] a very enjoyable two days of engaging with some real thought leaders in higher education.” Candidates answered questions specific to their background and careers and also discussed trends in higher education. Estopinal said the candidates have the opportunity to anonymously visit campus, though some have already visited Ball State. The remaining applicants will meet with the Board of Trustees in the next couple of weeks. One candidate has interviews in the next week for presidencies of other institutions, so Estopinal said he does not know how many will meet with the board. The board will focus on wrapping up Gora’s final semester until after graduation and hopes to make an announcement by June 1. Gora’s term ends at the close of June 2014. “We fully expect to have a president on campus this summer,” Estopinal said. “We will have a very successful conclusion to this search.” –



The 2013-14 Ball State Speech Team lines up after awards at the 2014 National Forensics Association Tournament. The team took fourth place overall.

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t was the rain that brought Mrs. Brown’s kindergarten class outside. She was covering science and the forming rainbow was the perfect excuse to go out. The students pointed out the different colors they saw: green, orange, purple. Andrew Neylon said he saw

The Ball State Speech Team placed 4th in the nation, breaking top five for the first time since 1975.



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TUITION COSTS MORE THAN FULL-TIME PAY Some students say college is unaffordable with minimum wage KARA BERG STAFF REPORTER |

Both in-state and out-of-state students working minimum wage would have to work overtime in order to pay for schooling, room and board and fees for the school year. An out-of-state student would have to work 134 hours per week during the school year, and an in-state stu-


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any plans Ball State has to raise the minimum wage. Ball State’s minimum wage is $7.25, the same as the federal and 5. SUNNY 3. PARTLY CLOUDY state rate.4. MOSTLY SUNNY Jessica Golden, a freshman advertising major, works as a computer lab assistant. She said she works daily for a total of 11 hours per week. She9. said have trou10. DRIZZLE SCATTEREDshe SHOWERSdoesn’t ble finding time to complete her schoolwork. “A lot of the time, I have a chance to do my schoolwork while I’m working,” Golden said. “So, it doesn’t in13. SNOW SHOWERS terfere too much, and it kind of gives me a chance to get away from school 17. FREEZING RAIN





the blue and the green, the red, the orange, the yellow and the purple. But the 5-year-old was lying to hide his color blindness. This was the opening scene Neylon, now a Ball State senior English literature major, created when giving his first speech his junior year at Fishers High School.



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Friday Night Filmworks will show “That Awkward Moment” at 9 p.m. in Pruis Hall. Starring Zac Efron and Michael B. Jordan, this romantic comedy revolves around three best friends who have to decide where their dating relationships are going. Admission is free for Ball State students and $1 for guests. There will be free candy and soda for the first 100 attendees.

Box City will be at 9:30 p.m. at the DeHority Complex Beach. The event’s purpose is to make people aware of homeless issues. Participants will create cardboard houses and have the opportunity to stay in them overnight. Box City also will encourage students to donate canned goods.


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Ball State’s Feminist for Action and Students for Creative Social Activism are hosting a SlutWalk to spread awareness about rape culture and different rape myths. The attire is, “as little [or as much] as you want.” They will meet at 2 p.m. at North Quad for their pre-march rally, music, dancing and other awareness activities.


Bad Poetry will feature Poetic Summit members performing spoken word. The event will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Art and Journalism Building Room 175. The show is free for everyone.



The Grammy award winning Boxcars will present its modern traditional bluegrass at 7:30 p.m. John R. Emens Auditorium. The Boxcars will perform as a group and as individuals. The ticket prices vary.

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Ball State’s second Chase the Rainbow run will be at 8:30 a.m. in Bethel Field, across from Scheumann Stadium. The 5k run and walk will support Ball State and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Participants should wear bright and white clothing, and by the end of the race, they will be more colorful than before. Chase the Rainbow is $25 for Ball State students and $30 for non-students.

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Steven Dalcher will present “The Face of PTSD: Implications for Post-Secondary Education” to educate teachers how to instruct students with post-traumatic stress disorder. Dalcher is the education officer for the Indiana National Guard. He will speak from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center Forum Room. Contact the Veterans Benefits office for additional information at 765-285-5736.


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‘NEW VISION’ LEADS TO WIN | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 When Neylon approached his high school speech coach Matt Rund, he disclosed that he’s legally blind and color blind. “I always have to be like, ‘Hey, I don’t see very well. Here’s my form,’” he said. “And he was immediately like, ‘You need to write a speech about this.’” Neylon said Rund gave him a week to write the speech. “I wrote it the night before and turned it in, and that was actually the speech I ended up running for the entire year,” he said. Neylon was one of the three state finalists in a team of about 40 to go to nationals. He would go on to do speech for the next six years and become the 2014 Individual Sweepstakes Champion at the National Forensic Association for the Ball State speech team. He would be the first pentathlon champion in Ball State Speech Team history. The speech team competed at the NFA National competition last weekend at Eastern Michigan University. The team of 14 students and four coaching staff held its own against competitors like Western Kentucky University, which took first place with a 40-member team. “We were sort of the underdogs at the tournament,” said Mary Moore, instructor of communication studies and the director of individual events. “So for us, it’s kind of being vulnerable to set our goals really high and then work toward them and achieve them.” The last time the team was in the top five at NFA was back in the 1970s, when the team got first in 1972 and 1973 and third in 1975. “In our community, there is a big division between the first five teams and the other teams, so to break into the top five is really difficult,” Moore said. “So it was beyond our expectations.” Moore said the team was hoping to place fifth to beat last year’s ranking. The group took 59 events, nine of which Neylon competed in. A student is allowed to compete in 11 events, but Neylon said it isn’t recommended with the amount of time it takes.


“As someone who did nine, I don’t think it’s possible,” Neylon said. “I’m amazed that I got out of five of them because sometimes I was battling exhaustion just trying to stay present and cognizant, and deliver these speeches in a way that stays fresh.” He placed in seven events, first in rhetorical criticism. The person that came in second place for the pentathlon confronted Neylon after awards. “Dude, you put your foot through this tournament,” the competitor from Western Kentucky University said. Neylon said to hear that was validating. “It’s expected that a person from Western will do their best, but for Ball State to win, in some ways I had a lot less advantages,” Neylon said. He won by a 41-point margin, with second place getting 147 points and third getting 146. “He was sort of the anchor to our team’s success this year,” Moore said. Neylon joined the speech team his freshman year, the same time Moore was rejoining the team. Moore had been the coach in 2005 and 2006 when the team was in the top 10 in the country, but she left the team for three years before returning. “It was sort of like she was bringing a new vision, and I was new on the team,” Neylon said. “So it was a really good combination. It was really the perfect storm.” Moore said she enjoyed seeing Neylon grow during his four years on the team. “Andrew is sort of one of a kind,” Moore said. “We knew as a freshman that he was better than any other freshman that we would ever had. He’s sort of like the Heisman Trophy winner of a season. “So we feel kind of happy to kind of watch him grow, but he came to us good.” In early April, the team competed at the 37th annual American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament at Arizona State University. With four students, the team placed 11th at a tournament with more than 80 schools and 1,500 entries.

Neylon and Huy Pham, a junior architecture major, walked out of the tournament as national champions in their entry divisions. Neylon took fourth in the nation in individual sweepstakes. “This would be the equivalent of us making the Final Four in basketball in the speech world,” Moore said. “Speech team is kind of like a club thing that somebody would do, but it’s more like an athletic sort of experience.” Winning is only part of it, Neylon said. “Of course you want to win, of course you want to get recognition,” he said. “But to really to do justice to the topic is one of the things that’s become kind of a meme for the whole team recently. Pick a topic that is better than you. Pick something that you’re going to spend your year trying to do justice to.” Neylon said he uses a Robert Frost quote — “No tears in the author, no tears in the reader” — as a way to help choose topics. At the AFA tournament, Neylon gave an impromptu speech on gun violence with a concentration on Chicago, an issue for which he felt strongly. “After the speech was done, everyone was like, ‘Oh, it was beautiful’ and ‘Oh, it was so heartbreaking and so emotional,’ and I just wanted to be by myself and cry because gun violence is so sad,” Neylon said. He placed first. Though Neylon’s success helped booster the team, both Neylon and Moore both said the fourth place title was a group effort. “We needed all of the students from our freshmen who maybe only had a couple of events to someone like [Andrew] who took nine events to the national tournament to achieve their individual goals,” Moore said. That includes members like Berkley Connor, a junior psychology major, who took third in her after dinner speech, a public address event that infuses humor with an important topic. Neylon said his tone and outlook on his color blindness has changed since he gave his first speech as a high school junior.

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At both AFA and NFA, he did his after dinner speech on the discrimination he faced in the speech circuits because of his invisible disability. “[The high school speech] was more about me discovering that there were beautiful things about having a disability,” Neylon said. “This one is more about why is when I ask for certain rights, I’m not treated like everyone else is and that has a much more political edge. It has a much more demanding edge. It has much more persuasive edge, and that

really speaks to how your mind changes about concepts like discrimination over the course of six years.” Though speech has been a part of Neylon’s life for the last six years, Neylon said NFA was his last tournament. “I have been working at this for eight months, but also for six years, but also for 22 years,” he said. “[But] I think Berkley Connor and Huy Pham, my two best friends on the team and two juniors who made national finals, would be more equipped to keep the flame alive.”

In front of the leather-bound books of the L.A. Pittenger Student Center music lounge, floating lips and the gyrating hips of Frank-N-Furter grace the screen. Director Brianna Bradley navigates the DVD menu as a piano melody with brass accompaniment plays. Soon, the parade of prospective cast members will trickle in, hoping to land their choice parts in the “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” shadow cast. “We don’t care how crazy you are,” Bradley said. “We still love you.” Selecting the new crew for next year was one of many tasks the Muncie “Rocky Horror” community completed during the semester. After the Pruis Hall performance last year, members of the previous leadership graduated. With them went structure and experience, as well as many physical assets like props and costumes that made last year’s show possible. New leadership was needed. A four-person executive board was formed, made up of Bradley, public relations officer Riley Gray, choreographer Olivia Germann and assistant director and stage manager Katie Lee. Without money, the board decided to become a student organization. This would give the “Rocky Horror” shadow cast access to aid they would otherwise not receive. – JEREMY ERVIN


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Student group shares earth-based faith, rituals




based Religions, first became interested in neo-paganism after a friend introduced her to While many can fulfill their it in high school. She said the spiritual needs in a row of pews wealth of information about on Sunday morning, Jackson Ef- neo-pagan religions on the Inlin can just take a step outside ternet led her to identify as a Kemetic Reconstructionist. to find his church: nature. “The Internet was a huge Eflin, a senior creative writing major, is the president of tool for me,” the junior fashion Ball State’s Society for Earth- merchandising and apparel design major said. “People are based Religions. able to see more The group serves things ... and when primarily as a disfind somecussion group for We like to say they thing interesting, followers of neothey want to dig pagan religions, there is space deeper into it.” such as Heathen- for every faith. Neo-pagan reism and Wicca, but anyone from Our main goal is ligions tend to a reverence any religious backto provide a safe show toward nature, ground is welcome and followers to join. There are place for people believe divinity a few students in of all religions to can be found in the group who follow a mixed form meet, exchange the relationship between humans of Christianity and and nature, acneo-paganism, Ef- ideas and help cording to Maclin said. them grow in millan Reference “We like to say USA’s Encyclopethere is space for their faith. dia of Religion. every faith,” Eflin But Eflin said said. “Our main JACKSON EFLIN, president of Ball beliefs and pracgoal is to provide State’s Society for a safe place for Earth-based Religions tices can differ for each individual. people of all reli“If you ask sevgions to meet, exchange ideas and help them en different pagans to define what paganism is, you will grow in their faith.” There has been a significant get eight different answers,” increase of neo-pagans in the he said. Eflin follows the spiritual path United States from 1990 to 2008, according to Trinity Col- of Heathenism. Like most other lege’s American Religious Iden- neo-pagan religions, Heathentification Survey. The number ism’s beliefs and ideals vary of those who identify with new from person to person. For him, religious movements, which nature is an important source include neo-pagan religions, for his spiritual well-being. “My church is everywhere,” rose from 1.3 million in 1990 Eflin said. “And there’s always to 2.8 million in 2008. Dixie Hucke, the vice presi- a new lesson to learn, like dent of the Society for Earth- observing the way the grass


grows or where the leaves fall, there’s some message that you can interpret from that.” For a compass to provide a moral direction, Eflin adheres to the Nine Noble Virtues: courage, truth, honor, fidelity, discipline, hospitality, industriousness, selfreliance and perseverance. Also, Eflin said the belief in Norse gods, such as Odin, Thor and Freyr, is another important component of his belief system. “It’s complicated. ... A lot of times when you look at what the

core beliefs are, they are up in the air,” he said. With so much room for diversity in neo-pagan beliefs, one may expect the members of the Society for Earth-Based Religions to clash. But Eflin said that is not the case because the exposure to a wide-range of beliefs heightens the capacity for empathy. For those interested in learning more about neo-paganism, the group will meet at 11 a.m. Friday in the Atrium for public Tarot card readings.

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Team eyeing MAC Championship Program-best year motivates players before tournament |


In its first year under head coach Max Norris, the Ball State women’s tennis set a school record for wins in the Mid-American Conference. The team’s 6-2 mark, an improvement from last year’s record of 5-3, is the best single-season conference record in program history. Last weekend, Ball State concluded its season with a 6-1 win over Western Michigan, and now looks to carry momentum into the MAC Tournament.

Though the team enters as the No. 2 seed, Ball State enters the MAC Championship with more wins than any other team in the conference. There were key games that players said boosted their confidence throughout the season. “After we beat Michigan State early we really started to feel that we could be a great team,” sophomore Ayaka Terashi said. “Then we beat Eastern Michigan for the first time in 24 years, then Bowling Green for the first time in eight, and even swept a MAC road weekend for the first time in 10 years.” Ball State finished with a 16-8 record overall, improving from last season’s record of 14-10. Junior Courtney Wild said the team has faced a lot of adversity through the year,

which helped it grow closer and helped the team work on its strengths and weaknesses. Norris joined the team at the beginning of the Spring Semester after the team finished invitationals. His players said the time of Norris’ arrival did not hinder the transition. “I think we have a great group of young women that really stepped up to the plate,” Wild said. “It’s hard for a coach to take over a team in the middle of a season. I’m pleased with our team results.” Senior Kristel Sanders felt Norris also did well making sure the transition was easy for the team. Though the regular season is over, one last hurdle remains for the Cardinals: the MAC tournament. “We have been very good

this year; however, our goal is to be MAC champions, and we still haven’t achieved that,” Terashi said. Last year, Ball State advanced to the semifinals but lost to eventual champion Miami. This year, Ball State will face either Eastern Michigan or Bowling Green in semifinal play following a first-round bye. The players are looking to bring home the first MAC title for the women’s tennis team in school history. “We have the chance to beat every team in the MAC,” Sanders said. “We need to go out there with energy and fight hard.” The MAC Championship begins Friday at Miami (OH) University. Ball State plays in the semifinals on Saturday.

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The Ball State men’s volleyball team lost to Lewis in five sets in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association tournament 25-23, 17-25, 25-22, 13-25 and 8-15. It was the third time this season Ball State lost to Lewis and the fourth straight season that Ball State fell in the MIVA semifinals. The Cardinals were led offensively by outside attacker Shane Witmer, who finished the match with 12 kills, and Marcin Niemczewski was second with eight. The team finished with just 43 kills total, as the offense struggled, hitting just .066. Setter Graham McIlvaine led Ball State with 34 assists. Libero David Ryan Vander Meer finished the match with a teamhigh 20 digs. One of the best blocking teams in the country, Ball State had just 10 blocks in the five-set loss, TEAM COMPARISON compared to 13.5 for Lewis. Middle attacker Matt Leske, STATS Ball State Opponent Kills: 43 63 McIlvaine and Witmer each Attack %: .066 .236 registered a solo block. Assists: 39 60 The loss ends Ball State’s Total Blocks: 10 13.5 season. Digs:



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1, 2 & 3bdr apts. Some utils pd. 1- !!! 3-6 Bdrm house close to cam4 blks from BSU. No Pets. Avil Aug pus, w/laundry rm.,deck, paved off st. prkng. $350 each includes heat, 1st. 765-289-3971 water & sewage. Aug lease. No pets. or 7651,2,3,4 Brdm apartment homes 212-8992 avail! FREE high-speed wifi, FREE cable (HBO), & all utils included! !!!5 BRw/ private swimming pool, Utilities paid. 811 W. Main. Unique built in fire pit, lg deck, bike racks, 2 mansion,1 br apt.765-744-0185 lg Ba, off st. prkg, W/D, C/A, D/W, 2 Bd newer units. W/D, D/W, Micro, landlord does yard & pool maint. A/C, private, near BSU. $475 $1,100 a month May or Aug lease ****** 4 bdrm, completely reno- 765-717-9332 www.greatbsurent- 765-405-1105, leave message. vated apt. Avail August. Great loca- tion. 2 blks from campus. Util Paid. !1505 Kimberly (behind LaFollette) No pets. 896-8105 3 Bd apt, very nice, 3 blocks off 4@$300; 4bds; great house/yard campus, all util paid. 50 inch TV, /loc. full bsmt W/D May 760-3002 ******* 3 bdrm Apts. 2 blks from W/D, A/C, $315/person. 744-4649 campus. Avail May or August. Eco*** 2 blks to Village. 3 & 4 bdrms nomical. Util Paid. No Pets. W/D 3Lg BR, 2bath- 2 blocks 2 campus for Rent. A/C, W/D, No pets. AvaliDW A/C. Off street parking. August 2014 move-in. NICE! All ble August. 1. Call 286-2808 896-8105 Appliances, All electric, AC, DW, in-unit W/D, off-street parking ****4 bdrm 2 bath at 825 W. Ash******** 1,2,3,4 bdrm Apts. Best lo- land W/D, C/A, all utils paid, cations. Avail. May or August. From to see--Call or text (765)744-6323 $365/mo, No pets,Aug. lease. Call $250 each. Some or all Util. paid. 765-760-2202 Walk to class. A/C, DW, W/D 896-8105 Affordable village living ***4 bdrm, 2 Ba. 1804 W Charles University Village Apartments close to campus nice W/D C/A 1000 mo free cable prkg. 300 each + util 765-744-5008 ********* 1 bdrm apts. Avail. May or reserved parking 765-729-9618 or August. 3 blks from campus. A/C, DW, W/D. Off st. parking. Util paid. No pets. Great locations. 896-8105 ***RATCHFORD PROPERTIES*** Aug lease. 1 blk South BSU Vil- •Great Apts. & Houses! ********** Affordable! Walk to lage. 1 bd. 320 (C) N. McKinley •Best Locations for 1,2,3,4 BR on & class. Great locations on 1,2,3,4 $325 mnth. 2-3 bd. 319 N. Calvert. Near Campus bdrm apts. Avail. May or August. $250-$275 each. 2 bd 409 N. Mar- •Affordable Prices! Part or all Util. paid. A/C DW W/D. tin. 300 mnth each all plus utilities. •Some Utilities Paid! Laundry FacilOff st. parking. No pets. walktoball- A/C, W/D, No pets, 765-288-3100 ity, NO Pets. 896-8105 ***CALL OR TEXT 748-6407*** Huge 6 bdrm. 615 North Dicks. ****1, 2 & 3 BR avail. Great floor Aquatine apartments. 1 block from plan, central air, DW only 3 blks to campus. all utilities paid. No pets. **Nice large 5 bdrm, 2 kitch. 2 bath campus! THE 400 APARTMENTS - Avail May. 896-8105. C/A, W/D, off st. park 765-228-8458 (765) 288-6819 or 765-749-4688. LG 2 or 3 BR down, $495 + gas avail 6/1. 1 BR upr, $480 incl. util 1,2,3,4 bdrms. Lease 2014-2015. ***BSU apts, close to campus, avail 8/1. 1 mile form BSU, on bus. 765-744-1400 or 729-9321 1,2&3 bdrm,utils includ off-st prkg, Pets OK w/fee. 765-702-1621 Call765-228-8458 or 765-749-4688 Lrg 2 bdrm, Close to campus. A/C, 1604 W. Adams. Lg 3 bdrm. W/D ***Now leasing for the 2014/2015 W/D Util paid, off-st. prkg. $700/mo $275 per person + util. No pets/ smoking. Avail Aug. 1. Call school yr. 1 Bdrm apt. $460/mo + Aug. lse. NO pets. 288-9521. 765-284-5741 utils, Studio apt. $410/mo + util. W/D. Bar-Tel Apartments, 1616 W. Single available now 1 yr lease Gilbert St. Visit walk to BSU, most util paid, off st 1800 West Bethel, 3-4 bdrm. avail parking, no pets 744-4125 May. 744-7862 or call Doug at 765-744-3593 !!!!! SPRING SPECIAL 50% off 1st month's rent. 2, 3 & 4 Bdrm apts/houses avail May or Aug. Great locations 2 blks from campus. All utils pd, A/C, D/W, W/D, off st prkg. 765-896-8105

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1904 N. Maplewood. 2-3 bdrm. 5 Bdrm 2 1/2 Ba House. May 2014Garage, Full basement, New Bath. 15. 1320 W Gilbert St. $325/bdrm + May or Aug lease.765-744-7862 utils. All appl incl. 765-730-4265 2 bdrm, 1 ba, D/W, W/D, A/C, bsmt., gar., VERY CLEAN, close to BSU, $700/mo. (260)444-8481

Great location, 1312 Abbott, 5 Bedroom, 2 bath, C/A, $290/per + utilities, Aug-Aug lease. Call 765-254-9992

2011 Washington behind Student CEnter. 3 bdr water & sewage paid. pets. avail Aug. no 896-8105

June- Sharp 3 BR 3 blks to BSU. W/D, hdwd flrs, off st prkg, $390/ea. ht & wtr pd. ALSO Vintage 1 or 2 BR, 1 mi to BSU, hdwd flrs, W/D $520-$550 ht & wtr pd. 2105 W Parkway. 4-5 Bdrms, 3 Full C a l l 765-284-4287 or Ba. Beautiful home, all new appl. j o h r e a l t o r @ s b c g l o b a l . n e t newly renovated, 1 blk from BSU, $1,500/mo + ult. May Lease: 1201 W University. Lg 765-286-2806 6BD, 3 Full BA, Totally renovated. 3 LR's All new appl. $300 EA+util. 765-286-2806 216 N Dill st. 1 bdrm 325 + electric 2bdrm 450 + gas & elec.3bdrm 600 May Lease: 1926 W Jackson, 4BD, + gas & elec. off st prkg. aug-aug 2 BA, hardwood floors, bsmt. walk 765-730-3365 to BSU, $1,500/mo. 765-286-2806 2713 Beckett. 4 bdrm, 2 ba. 2 car gar. $295/person + utils. Aug.-Aug. Lease. Quiet area, lots of parking Call 765-254-9992

Near BSU. Nice! 3 or 4 bdrm. W/D, furnished, pet friendly. Aug to Aug Lease. Call 765-282-8606 or 765748-0794

3 Bdrm, 2 Ba. W/D hookup, lg living space. 524 Alameda. $675 + utils 765-730-3029

Nice 3 bdr. Close to BSU. 2 ba. Avail. Aug. A/C, stove, fridge, W/D. $395 /ea, utils incl. 765-348-6413,

3 Brdm Homes from $167/month ea. Now,May,Aug. 765-744-1079

Nicest houses on campus. Many extras. Even a 6 bdrm. Also student parking available. Call 286-5216.

3 or 4 bdr C/A, C/H ,W/D + Utils. Ball Ave 4 blks from Bethel Aug 1st. 765-289-3971

Ranch style 3 BR-2 BA avilable August 1st. NW side. 3 singles$900 or family $800. 765-228-4868.

4 & 5 bdrm houses, 3 blcks to student center. W/D, plenty of parking. Really nice. Call 765-228-3883

SUPER NICE 3 Bdrm House. 2 Car Garage, 1 1/2 Bath. $600/mo + utils 765-212-5453

Village area 4 bdrm house, newly 4 Bdrm Homes for rent. W/D, A/C, remodeled 1413 W. University 2 Full Ba. $1400 a month, Call Asset Management 281-9000 765-617-8989 4 Brm House @1220 Neely 220 Notices @1225 Marsh st. Avail Aug 1, 2014. $1200/mo + utils 765-649- SUMMER STORAGE for your fur8377 niture and personal property. Special Student Summer Rates. PAUL 4, 5, or 6 bdrm. $300/ea. all utils in- DAVID MINI WAREHOUSES, 417 clud. lrg. ba., W/D, off st prkg, 501 E. 16th St., Muncie, IN 47302, 765N. Alameda. (765) 744-8269. 286-0766

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Plan multiple routes to adventure this year. Revise writing, make repairs, and reconsider feelings before presenting. Past issues can resolve easily. Grow collaboration, partnership and community with communication (benefiting career and finances), especially over spring. August shifts focus homeward. Organize, and clear clutter (especially budgetary). After October, peaceful retreats or practices focus you to better support partnerships. Consider your heart’s desire.

Aries (March 21-April 19) Today is a 5. Your dreams seem prophetic today and tomorrow. Something’s coming due. Clarify your direction with friends and dispel confusion. It’s emotion versus reason. Slow down and contemplate. Review and adjust. You either have results or excuses. Take notes. Your team renews your faith. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is a 6. Plan parties and get together with groups today and tomorrow. Creative collaboration builds a dream. Play, but remember your budget. Provide common sense where lacking. Set your goals high. Study to comply with a new request. Remind an idealist about the facts. Step onstage. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Today is a 6. A dream seems newly achievable. Take on new responsibilities today and tomorrow, and prepare for inspection. Give yourself time alone to think. Explain an abstract concept carefully. Investigate the outer limits, and advance your agenda. Push your luck and explore new territory.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) Today is a 5. You’d rather play than work today and tomorrow. Do your homework. Travel conditions improve, with caution. Keep it realistic, with alternative routes and backup plans. Visualize future fun, and share possibilities with the ideal partners. Something you’re expecting may not be available. Evaluate resources. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is a 5. Financial planning is more fun with another today and tomorrow. Your partner’s vision inspires. Figure the costs to make it happen. Be on time. Have faith. Consider the previously impossible. Resolve illusive details. Separate speculation from fact. Get expert assistance to navigate uncharted waters. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is a 6. Fantasize about your perfect job today and tomorrow. Consult with a partner who can see your blind spots. Negotiations and compromise arise with greater ease. Balance work and family responsibilities with rigorous scheduling. Creativity at work provides solutions.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is a 5. The impossible looks easy. Dive into some intensity at work today and tomorrow. It’s an excellent moment for romantic dreaming. Share your fantasies. Be a good listener. Renew your vision for the future. Go for substance over nebulous or vague ideas. Cultivate your love. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is a 5. Time for fun and games today and tomorrow. The best results come from playful experimentation. Dreams of domestic bliss can come true. Add aesthetic and harmonic touches. Try new flavors, combinations, and experiences. Figure out what you want to accomplish. Family comes first. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is a 5. Your spiritual practices clear your mind. Dreams and visions make sense. Allow yourself some poetic license. You don’t have to be able to explain everything. Investigate a fascinating subject, and get inspired. Home holds your focus today and tomorrow. Handle chores and plan a luxurious evening.

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New SGA executive board takes over for next year Group plans to work over summer break, including food pantry RACHEL PODNAR CHIEF REPORTER | Tears, thanks and lots of references to Disney’s “Frozen” came from the Student Government Association podium Wednesday afternoon as the executive board passed its roles to the successors. Cardinal Connection, consisting of president Nick Wilkey, vice president Carli Hendershot, secretary Rahissa Engle and treasurer Sidney Staples, was sworn in Wednesday afternoon as the 2014-2015 executive board of SGA. Their inauguration came after the slate received the maximum fine amount the night of election and fears of disqualification. Potential elections code violations were brought against Cardinal Connection after the election, but no violations were found and the slate’s 81-vote-margin victory over Empower held.

Wilkey said his nerves started to kick in before inauguration Wednesday afternoon, when he got the key to his new office in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center. Wilkey compared SGA to basketball: his executive board is composed of basketball stars and the student body owns the team. “Our whole goal as a basketball team is to score the baskets,” he said. “The baskets represent our platform and we want to accomplish them by working as a team to score the basket.” The slate plans to implement big plans like creating an oncampus food pantry for students and keeping the library open all 24 hours during Finals Week. Other initiatives include a mixer between students and the new president, an emerging leaders retreat and an on-campus student employee appreciation week. Wilkey said his board has already started working on the food pantry platform point and has a location but cannot disclose it yet. Wilkey plans to talk to students from IUPUI about how they started and ran their

food pantry. The slate hopes to stay in contact and work together over the summer to get started on other platform points. They also expect to speak with the Arthur Hafner, dean of university libraries, over the summer for their 24-hour library initiative. “We’ll get a lot of big points accomplished or started,” he said. “We don’t want to come back to the school year and say we haven’t done anything.” Jennifer Jones-Hall, SGA adviser and director of the Office of Student Life, said Cardinal Connection is already working well together. “Nick is going to be the driver of that slate, which is very positive because that’s what a president should do,” Jones-Hall said. “I think they will accomplish what they set out to.” Jones-Hall said she appreciates that Cardinal Connection’s platform has measurable goals like the food pantry. She said the 24-hour library initiative will be the biggest challenge. “I hope they don’t lose hope,” she said. “There are some that are so doable and others I hope [they] don’t lose [their] spark if

they come back and say no.” Former president Chloe Anagnos said the slate has no idea what it is walking into. The job is much more challenging than she knew ahead of time, she said. “You have to take everything with a grain of salt, everything is a learning experience,” she said. She advised the slate to utilize the Office of Student Life, and to ask their adviser and graduate assistants for help. “Knowing when to ask for help is the big thing,” Anagnos said. “This year I have asked for more help than I can remember. I think they’ll do fine, I’m not too worried about them.”

VILLAGE PROMENADE TO OPEN IN AUGUST, 1ST-FLOOR RETAIL SPACE ALREADY FULL With four months until resident move in, the Village Promenade has filled its first-floor business center and most of the 266 apartment units. The apartment is on track for completion by its Aug. 16 movein date. Stormie Kirby, a leasing agent for the property, said there are still singles available and the units start at $575 per person. One advertised amenity for apartment residents is the first-floor shopping center. All of the spaces available in the 22,000-square-foot space are signed. The businesses will be announced within the next two months. Construction began on the apartment last semester in early October at a cost of about $54 million. The city-run garage cost approximately $5 million to build. This year’s harsh winter forced workers to put in extra time to get back on schedule. Currently, the apartment is nearing the end of utilities installation and has started placing the outer bricklayers, said Seth Cook, on-site construction manager for the Village Promenade. These bricks required the temporary removal of streetlights. “We are in full swing here; we are seeing about 250 workers on site every day,” Cook said. The project aims to lead the redesign of the look of the Village, based on the goals of the Village Review Committee. – ALAN HOVORKA

WAGES: Director of Career Center says working during college is beneficial

| CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 She said it was hard to balance work and school, but she feels lucky she is able to pay for college in this way. “They basically just want to teach me responsibility,” Woodrick said. “So they definitely make me work my butt off.” Woodrick said she has been working for six years now, so she is used to the routine. She said having to work without her parents there is harder. “When I lived at home I had help,” she said. “It’s difficult because when you’re in high school your parents will help you out because you’re trying. Here in college, my parents are just kind of like, ‘Well this is your time to grow up and you need to realize what’s important and what’s not, financially.’” She said when she is working, it’s hard for her to get

things done. could be difficult at first. He “My major ... is very project- said it is possible for stuoriented, so instead of study- dents to work full-time, but it ing for a test late isn’t ideal. at night, I have to “There’s a lot do my projects of demands I give people during the day,” on students Woodrick said. “I major props who and on stuhave to plan out dent time,” he every single mo- do actually pay for said. “I think it ment of my day their own tuition and can be hard at just to make sure times for some I get everything don’t have help from to juggle school accomplished.” and work.” their parents. Woodrick said if Despite this, she had to pay for BRELYNN WOODRICK, McAtee said tuition with her a senior telecommunications it is beneficial current wage, she video production major for students to would not be able have a job. to afford it. “Those who work and in par“I probably would get loans ticular work on campus tend and stuff then,” she said. “I to stay in school at a higher give people major props who rate than the rest of the unido actually pay for their own versity,” he said. “Also, while tuition and don’t have help working in school, they get from their parents.” the opportunity to develop McAtee said for some stu- transferable skills that emdents, working while in school ployers are looking for.”




Students without financial aid or additional help will have difficulty paying for tuition and living expenses for a full academic year at Ball State. The minimum wage in Indiana is $7.25 an hour. If a full-time student only paid for school with a minimum wage job, how many hours would they have to work each week?

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$17,804 the estimated academic cost for the 2013–2014 year. 72 hours the amount of time a student would have to work to pay for an academic year with a minimum wage job. SOURCE:

$33,070 the estimated academic cost for the 2013–2014 year. 134 hours the amount of time a student would have to work to pay for an academic year with a minimum wage job. DN GRAPHIC STEPHANIE REDDING

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The print edition of The Ball State Daily News for Thursday, April 24, 2014.

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The print edition of The Ball State Daily News for Thursday, April 24, 2014.